Archive for the tag 'Factual'

Synopsis (from book cover):
The Hereford mappa mundi is the largest an most elaborate world map surviving from before teh fifteenth century.  Designed at Lincoln by one Richard of Holdingham, it was made for Hereford in about 1300 and Hereford has been its home ever since.
There has been much speculation as to the identity of the [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jan 9th 2014

…a medieval view of the world
Synopsis (from book cover):
How was it possible for such a large and fragile artifact to have survived intact from the Middle Ages to the present day?  The Hereford Mappa Mundi, moved in April 1996 from the Cathedral Crypt to a purpose built museum, is an unique document.  It provides us [...]

11 Comments CherryPie on Jan 2nd 2014

Synopsis (from back cover):
Every step in thes fields is a step into history…
Why was the battle fought at all?
How did the armies come to meet at Branxton?
Why did the Scots move from Flodden Hill?
Why did Surry plan his attack?
Why did Home & Huntly leave the field?
These are just some of the questions asked about the [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Sep 30th 2013

…The Forgotten Origins of the Sanctuary of Anubis
Synopsis (from book cover):
Shrouded in mystery for centuries, the sphinx of Giza has frustrated many who have attempted to discover its original purpose.  Accounts exist of the Sphinx as an oracle, as a king’s burial chamber, and as a temple for initiation into the Hermetic Mysteries. Egyptologists have [...]

5 Comments CherryPie on Jul 4th 2013

…History& Myth…
From Solomon’s Temple to the Freemasons, a guide to Templar History, Culture and Locations…

Synopsis from the book cover:
An order of warrior monks founded after the First Crusade to protect pilgrims to Jerusalem, the Templars became one of the wealthiest and most powerful  bodies in the medieval world.  Yet two centuries later, the Knights were [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jun 4th 2013

…The Life and Death of the Cathars
Synopsis from book cover:
The fascinating story of the Cathar movement in southern France, from a revolutionary flowering to its hideous suppression by crusade of Church and King.
The book was previously entitled The Perfect Heresy, The Revolutionary Life and Death of Medieval Cathars. The narrative brings to life the medieval world of Cathars, describing [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Apr 9th 2013

Synopsis from book cover:
How would the world change if human beings vanished from the earth right now, for good? What would the planet be like in a day, a week, a month… a millennium? Just how long will our greatest achievements and our biggest mistakes last after we are gone?
To discover the answers, [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Jan 18th 2011

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